Nigeria has recorded another 648 new cases of #COVID-19.
From the figures announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos has 180 cases, followed by Plateau state with 148. Others are FCT with 44, Ondo-42, Kwara-38, Rivers-32, Oyo-29, Kaduna-21, Osun-20, Edo-17, Ogun-17, Ekiti-11, Kano-9, Benue-9, Delta-9, Abia-9, Niger-7, Gombe-3, while Borno, Bauchi and Imo states recorded one case each.
From a total of 41,180 confirmed cases, 18,203 patients have been discharged while 860 deaths have been recorded.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
NCDC convenes first Orange Network
Meanwhile, the NCDC has convened the first Orange Network workshop for participating health facilities on infection prevention and control (IPC).
The virtual meeting was held between the NCDC, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the global network of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs).
The NCDC their froe appreciate the bodies for supporting their efforts to strengthen Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Nigeria through the ‘Turn Nigeria Orange Program.
The NCDC had in January this year launched the project to support selected health facilities in Nigeria to become centers of excellence on infection prevention and control over a five year period.
Speaking during the meeting, NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu said the COVID19 outbreak presents an opportunity to put IPC on the national agenda like never before.
“Our goal through the OrangeNetwork’ is to ensure IPC is an essential part of health care delivery and public health response”